[ adjective ] containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
"a septic sore throat" "a septic environment" "septic sewage"
Used in print(Ross E. McKinney and Howard Edde, "Aerated...)
In the summer of 1960 the oxidation pond became completely septic and emitted obnoxious odors .
During this study septic conditions developed in the oxidation pond in the spring when the ice melted .
Shortly after this study ended septic conditions resulted which required the addition of sodium_nitrate .
[ adjective ] of or relating to or caused by putrefaction
"the septic action occurs at the bottom of the septic tank"